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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-20-2011, 11:54 PM Thread Starter
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Hey,

I have a nano reef tank but wanted to start a planted tank aswell. I don't know anything at all and don't know where to start so my question is what do I need to start my tank? What are the basics? I already have a 5 gallon aga tank.
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-21-2011, 12:04 AM
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Your going to first need what kind of substrate you are going use (There are many, such as: Eco-complete, ADA Aquasoil, Sand, Gravel, Fluorite, etc), What kind of lighting (Depending on you set-up -- Low-light, Medium-light, High-light --, you are going to need to know what kind of lighting you need), what kind of plants you are going to get (This requires knowing what type of set-up you are going to have) and what equipment (C02, Filter, Heater, etc).

Once that is figured out, you are going to have to know what to start dosing and so on.

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Take a look at some of the forum categories such as "lighting," "equipment," "fertilizers," etc. They all have some standard forum discussions called stickys that are located at the top. Those will usually get you started with some good information.
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